Delmar Events
Thursday, May 27, 2004
Delmar Day in the Park
Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual Day in the Park Festival on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the State Street Park in Delmar. There will be many craft vendors, along with several other vendors from businesses, churches, etc. Several food vendors will be present offering such food items as oyster fritters, hamburgers, hotdogs, pit beef, turkey, ham, funnel cakes, french fries, and ice cream. Events such as face painting, raffles, 50/50, kiddie express ride, moon bounce, give-a-ways, game booths, fire engine rides, live music and more.

Delmar Alumni Trip
Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring a trip to Three Little Bakers to see “Damn Yankees,” Wednesday, Sept. 15. Bus leaves VFW at 3:30 p.m., $52 per person. For information or reservations call 846-2272 by June 1.

Volleyball may become part of Delmar lineup
By Mike McClure

The Delmar School Board approved the 2004-05 preliminary athletic budget during its meeting on Tuesday, May 18. Delmar athletic director David Hearn reported that he is looking into the possibility of a girls’ volleyball program which would play in the fall. Hearn reported that this year, lights were installed at the soccer field, the baseball scoreboard was hooked up, in-ground irrigation was installed on the softball field and the cross country course was set up. Hearn said he’d like the cross country program host some events next fall. As for volleyball, “it’s the next sport on the move down here,” Hearn said. He told the board he will send out a survey to students to see if there is an interest in volleyball. Hearn said he’d also like to purchase additional weight room equipment. The board approved the preliminary athletic budget. According to superintendent George Stone, Senate Bill 231 provides for the distribution of $9 million in funds for school districts (Delmar’s share is $74,893 with a library allocation of $5,155). Stone said the money, which is provided by the federal government for textbooks and computer technology purchases, doesn’t offset the $7 million the state of Delaware made the districts return. The Delaware School Board Association’s board of directors has endorsed a request for the money to be returned to the school districts. Earlier in the meeting, Shauneen Giudice (the district’s 2005 teacher of the year) reported that she attended the Showcase of Excellence in Technology and demonstrated how she integrates technology into the science classroom. Her students are scheduled to have a video conference with a class in Japan this week.
Bi-Staters Coffee Talk
Sharon Cordrey

Happy birthday to my daughter, Monica Shubert, on her 30th birthday, Thursday, May 27. Her husband, Scott, and her three children, Seth, Cody and Shalyn, send their birthday wishes and lots of love to her also.

Kristina Sowell was honored as the Secretary of Education Student Scholar from Delmar at the annual dinner this month.

The Delmar High School band took first place at the Loyalty Day Parade in Federalsburg. The band members have been commended by non-affiliated chaperones for their behavior on a New York trip.

Junior Kennedy Keenan has been selected as a delegate to participate in the 2004 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. She will also attend the Youth Leadership Council in California next year. Only two juniors from Delaware were selected.

Students Kristin Brannock, Wes Breda, Scott Slavens, Kaitlyn Smith, Marshall Vernon and Joshua Vincent participated on the House Floor Legislative Hall at the Mock First Congress. They were among 33 students who debated seven historic bills.

Darren Collins placed second at the Junior Olympics National Wrestling Tournament. He is now ranked nationally in his age group and weight.

Our get-well wishes and prayers to Laura Hudson, room 3106 and Phyllis Parker, room 5426, both patients at Peninsula Regional Medial Center, 100 E. Carroll Street, Salisbury, Md.

We send many prayers for a speedy recovery to Kim Nixon.

Our sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Iva M. Carmean

We wish the following people a very happy birthday: Freddy Baker, Holly Banks Adkins and Bruce Collins, on May 23; Wayne Moore and Devan Scott, May 24; Bill Adkins, May 25; Keith Owens, Mary Ellen Jones and Mary Jane Baker, May 26; Jack Morris, Sylvia Johnson, Ashley Bennett and Robert VanMeter, May 27; Shirley Morris, Kyle Lee Dykes and Bryn Crossan, May 30.

Thought for the week: “There has never been another you. With no effort on your part you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make.” Dan Zadra

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend.